Player Details


Kemar Lawrence


5' 10"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

9.17.1992 (30)


Kingston, Jamaica



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary

Transferred to Anderlecht on January 31, 2020.

Immediately emerged as one of the strongest left backs in MLS. He is a solid defender who can also deliver a quality service from the left side. Can chase up and down the line with his athleticism and stamina that fits perfectly into the New York Red Bulls system. Was named to the MLS Best XI in 2018.

OUTSIDE MLS: Signed with Harbour View in 2007, and broke into the senior team in 2011. He made 50 appearances for the club between 2011 and 2014, winning the Jamaican National Premier League in 2013. Lawrence began his youth career with Rae Town F.C. in the Jamaican second division, and spent time in residency with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2009, when the club competed in the USL first division.

INTERNATIONAL: He has made 45 appearances for the national team, including Copa America and Gold Cup competition (named to the best XI in the 2017 Gold Cup). Lawrence's international career began with Under-17 appearances for Jamaica. He was first called into the senior national team for a Concacaf qualifier against Panama in September 2013. 

PERSONAL: Nicknamed "Taxi"

NOTES: MLS Best XI (2018)